Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today


Small World Earthquakes

Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Monte Grande in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.0771S, -67.1026WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Monte Grande in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:30:04 / 8:30 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 00:30:04 / January 1, 2016 @ 12:30 am. Exact location of event, longitude -67.1026 West, latitude 18.0771 North, depth = 19 km. Unique identifier: pr16001000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16001000.

Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Orocovis, Manatí, Santa Isabel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

Did you feel the quake?

Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 1 km SSE of Monte Grande, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.



More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.1026° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0771° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SSE of Monte Grande, Puerto Rico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-01 00:30:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-01 00:48:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status REVIEWED Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 121 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07096691 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122.4 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr16001000 Id of event.
Event Code 16001000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16001000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply